The Lighthouse Witches

The Lighthouse Witches

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Don't miss the brand-new chilling gothic thriller from the bestselling author . . .

'Fascinating and enthralling' Prima
'Wonderfully atmospheric and compelling' Rosamund Lupton
'A flawless read' Elizabeth Lee
'Seething with gothic menace' Caroline Lea
'This ghost story is a perfect mix of propulsive plot and shivers-up-the-spine spookiness' Good Housekeeping


Upon the cliffs of a remote Scottish island, Lon Haven, stands a lighthouse.


A lighthouse that has weathered more than storms.


Mysterious and terrible events have happened on this island. It started with a witch hunt. Now, centuries later, islanders are vanishing without explanation.


Coincidence? Or curse?


Liv Stay flees to the island with her three daughters, in search of a home. She doesn't believe in witches, or dark omens, or hauntings. But within months, her daughter Luna will be the only one of them left.


Twenty years later, Luna is drawn back to the place her family vanished. As the last sister left, it's up to her to find out the truth . . .



But what really happened at the lighthouse all those years ago?
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Product details

  • Hardback | 432 pages
  • 141 x 222 x 38mm | 530g
  • HarperCollins Publishers Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0008354693
  • 9780008354695
  • 18,947

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'Right from the start, I was hooked on this eerie, cryptic novel' Samantha Downing


'This book is SO good! ... Multiple narrators and time frames, family dynamics, siblings, witches; eerie but not scary. I mean, what is there not to love? This is C.J. Cooke's best yet! A fascinating and enthralling read' Nina Pottell, Prima


'A gripping modern gothic thriller that is also a haunting depiction of witch trials, it is a wonderfully atmospheric and compelling novel' Rosamund Lupton



'This ghost story is a perfect mix of propulsive plot and shivers-up-the-spine spookiness' Good Housekeeping



'An intricate story about women and witch trials but with a delightful timeslip element that really works. It's a compelling story and very satisfying how the threads are woven together' Kate Sawyer


'With characters that feel like they live and breathe, an atmospheric setting and a plot that kept me guessing, all delivered in luminous prose, this is a flawless read. Underpinned by a story of the Scottish witch hunts, the themes remain starkly relevant today' Elizabeth Lee


'Seething with gothic menace ... interweaves myth, superstition and history in a way which feels strikingly relevant and gripping' Caroline Lea


'Wonderful writing with a beautifully haunting tone. Gothic at its best' Rhiannon Ward


'Beautifully crafted' Constance Sayers


'Cooke manages to set a compelling timeshift mystery in a very real world, where believable people navigate authentic problems ... surprising and inventive' Sarah Burton


'Like a lighthouse roving atmospheric waters, its secrets are revealed glimpse by tantalising glimpse' Cari Thomas


'A gripping meditation on terror and superstition' Sara Sheridan


'A complex and haunting story, beautifully told ... Tense, unsettling and ultimately incredibly moving' Amanda Mason


'Utterly enthralling, original and atmospheric' N.J. Simmonds


'An atmospheric beauty of a book, with a feminist voice that rang clear from every page' Anna Day
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About C.J. Cooke

C.J. Cooke is an acclaimed, award-winning poet, novelist and academic with numerous other publications written under the name of Carolyn Jess-Cooke. Her work has been published in twenty-three languages to date. Born in Belfast, C.J. has a PhD in Literature from Queen's University, Belfast, and is currently Reader in Creative Writing at the University of Glasgow, where she researches creative writing interventions for mental health. C.J. Cooke lives in Glasgow with her husband and four children.
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7,301 ratings
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3 20% (1,463)
2 4% (267)
1 1% (54)
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